Gina, Jerry Lee, and Holly on Limbo Beach, Orkney
Gina, Jerry Lee, and Holly on Limbo Beach, Orkney
Gina Longo Britain Unleashed® Author, Historician, Solo Traveller Dog-friendly historical travel stories with a cheeky twist
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Here you'll find intros and links to the five most recent newsletter posts.

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Post #2 (p. 10): the Tour de GB: Richmond Park

6 April 2019

 

6g. War and Empire... once more for good measure: World War II (Part 5)

 

If I'd known what a dangerous country the UK is, I'm not sure I'd have been gutsy enough to travel alone around it for so long. (Although to be fair, I did have a top-flight security team!)

 

From big cities like London, Leeds, and Manchester to the hinterlands of Shetland and Wales, it sure seems as if people get bumped off left and right. And you know what? Those aren't even the deadliest places to visit....

 

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Post #2 (p. 9): the Tour de GB: Richmond Park

9 March 2019

 

6f. War and Empire... yes, here we go again: World War II (Part 4)

 

Have you ever gone through something that wasn't much fun while it was happening, but in retrospect it seemed like the time of your life? (I have... driving that dratted Jeep for the first year of the dogs' and my UK travels, but I'll save those stories for the book.)

 

If you have as well, then you might be able to relate to David Niven's feelings about his Phantom experiences when he reminisced after the war, which he usually didn't talk about: "They were wonderful days which I would not have missed for anything."...

 

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Post #2 (p. 8): the Tour de GB: Richmond Park

12 January 2019

 

6e. War and Empire... it's déjà vu all over again. Again. And again: World War II (Part 3)

 

When you read the names Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, and George Custer, what's the first word that pops into your mind? Beyond "generals," of course. Now what if you add Bernard Montgomery to that list? (Yes, another general. Besides that.)

 

There are probably more than a few choice words you could use to describe them, but there's one that really fits: arrogant. Each of these men was without question a courageous military leader, but each one was, equally without question, arrogant, egotistical, and insufferable to boot....

 

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Post #2 (p. 7): the Tour de GB: Richmond Park

15 December 2018

 

6d. War and Empire... it's déjà vu all over again. Again: World War II (Part 2)

 

You know what's fun? Slogging through unintelligible legal gibberish and trying to work out what it actually means. (I particularly like reading the Federal Aviation Regulations at bedtime—there's nothing better for curing insomnia. But I digress.) So in the spirit of fun, here's a bit of legalese to get you started:

 

"Subject to the provisions of this section, His Majesty may by Order in Council make such Regulations... (yada yada)... [that] authorise—

(i) the taking of possession or control, on behalf of His Majesty, of any property or undertaking;

(ii) the acquisition, on behalf of His Majesty, of any property other than land...."

 

So stated Section 1 of the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act of 1939....

 

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Post #2 (p. 6): the Tour de GB: Richmond Park

17 November 2018

 

6c. War and Empire... it's déjà vu all over again: World War II (Part 1)

 

Have you ever said something out loud, in public, thinking it was just the right thing to say, then realised almost immediately that you were in fact completely wrong?

If so, then you might have some sympathy for British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain as he stood in front of 10 Downing Street on 30 September 1938. Just back from putting his John Hancock on the Munich Agreement with Adolph Hitler (who I assume needs no further introduction), Chamberlain proudly declared, "I believe it is peace for our time"—a comment it allegedly took him no time to regret....

 

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